Nebraska immigrant documentary screening in Lincoln Sunday

QC16x9Meet The Quilted Conscience director Sunday at the Ross

Documentary also airs statewide Friday on NET

A locally produced documentary about the welcoming of cultural diversity in Nebraska will air this weekend in Lincoln with a chance for you to participate.  The Quilted Conscience will be screened at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (313 N. 13th St., Lincoln) as part of NET’s Coffee and Conversation series.

Following the film, you can participate in a discussion with the film’s director, John Sorenson, as well as several of the quilters featured in the movie.

The Quilted Conscience portrays a remarkable bond formed between a group of 16 Sudanese-American girls and a local quilter’s guild in Grand Island, coming together to create something spectacular.  The film shows the incredible experience of two groups of women coming together and understanding that they have more similarities than differences through the work in their hands.

Peggie Hartwell, a master quiltmaker, helps to “stitch” these two groups together in creating a quilt, depicting the girl’s memories of Africa and their dreams of America.

A community discussion will follow the screening of the one-hour film with panelists including director John Sorenson, NET Executive Producer Christine Lesiak, and several of the quilters featured in the film.

This screening is also shown in partnership with Nebraska Is Home, Center For People in Need, and the Clyde Malone Community Center.

The Quilted Conscience also will air statewide this week on NET Friday night at 7 p.m.  Omaha residents will have their chance to view the film and meet the director, master quiltmaker, and some of the girls featured in the film at a screening Thursday, June 20th at Aksarben Cinema and Saturday, June 22nd for a pair of screenings on World Refugee Day at Omaha Benson High School.

We encourage you to watch this film to see a beautiful story about how creating a sense of welcoming strengthens our communities and makes Nebraska thrive.

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